Registration now open for Girl Scouts of Central Illinois summer
Swimming, horseback riding, archery,
sailing among many summer activities for girls
Non-Girl Scouts welcome to attend
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SPRINGFIELD — Girl Scouts of
Central Illinois is now accepting registrations for a variety of
summer camps and activities at four regional camps in central
Illinois. Girls in grades one through 12 have the opportunity to
spend their summer horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, sailing,
swimming, backpacking and camping, among other activities. Camp is
one of several pathways through which girls can develop their
inherent leadership skills in Girl Scouts, as they experience
independence, develop new skills and learn to live in harmony with
The camps are open to all girls, including non-Girl Scouts.
Financial assistance is available. The deadline for registration is
two weeks prior to each session. Camp sessions start as early as
"Camp provides an opportunity for girls of all ages and skill
levels with a wide range of interests with something exceptional to
do this summer," said Girl Scouts of Central Illinois CEO Pam
Kovacevich. "The experiences we provide during these camps are
designed to develop leadership and independence as well as create
lifelong friendships and memories."
Camp sessions are available at four regional camps: Camp Peairs
in Hudson, on Lake Bloomington; Camp Kiwanis in Mahomet, adjacent to
Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve and bordered by the Sangamon
River; Camp Tapawingo in Metamora; and Camp Widjiwagan on Lake
Springfield. All sites are accredited by the American Camping
Association. Resident and day camps are offered.
Resident camp is a camping experience in which campers live at
camp, typically for a week. Girls sleep in platform tents with other
girls and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities during their stay.
Campers can go horseback riding, boating, canoeing and hiking, enjoy
archery and arts and crafts, and take on a challenge course. They
may attend as individual campers or go with a buddy. The girls and
their counselors plan activities and take advantage of the many
resources available at camp.
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Mini resident camps are a great way to try out residential
camp and gain the experience of staying away from home while
having new and exciting adventures, usually for three days.
Activities include exploring the outdoors, going on scavenger
hunts, making hands-on crafts, writing fiction, swimming,
hiking, boating, and working on puzzle and riddle challenges.
Day camp is camping by the day. Girls may attend day camp as
individual campers or go with buddies. The girls and staff plan and
carry out activities. Day camp is at the Girl Scout camps as well as
in council communities with council-trained staff.
For more information, the
guide or to
for camp, visit www.getyourgirlpower.org.
[Text from file received from
Girl Scouts of Central